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House votes to cut American Community Survey, Economic Census

Census Project Releases New Report Documenting National & State Effects of Eliminating ACS

The Census Project recently released a new report of case studies and comments from a wide variety of local and national organizations on the uses of the ACS.  The report, Eliminating America’s Playbook, demonstrates the range of uses of the American Community Survey and the impact of its potential elimination.

From the U.S. Census Bureau:

Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill that contains the Census Bureau’s budget.  We are receiving many questions from the press and stakeholders all across the country.  In an effort to continue to be be responsive to these questions, we are providing editorials from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and a blog from the Washington Post.
U.S. Census Director's blog and videos: A Future Without Key Social and Economic Statistics for the Country

Links and articles about the House cutting the ACS budget for FY 2013

NY Times: The Beginning of the End of the Census?, May 19, 2012

Washington Post: The American Community Survey is a count worth keeping, May 15, 2012

Stats in Action Videos:
National Association of Home Builders Uses ACS Data

Greater Houston Partnership Uses ACS Data

Target and Economic Statistics

Your Response Makes a Difference for Business Planning

Your Response Make a Difference for Small Business

What is the Census?

A decennial census of the U.S. population has been taken since 1790, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The 2010 census was taken starting on April 1, 2010. Census results determine congressional district boundaries, reapportion seats in the House of Representatives, and affect the distribution of federal and state funds.

The Economic Census profiles the national and local economies every 5 years. Data for the 2007 Economic Census was first released on March 17, 2009.

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